Bouhanni recovers from late puncture to win Giro d'Italia stage in Bari

When news of Marcel Kittel’s abrupt withdrawal from the Giro d’Italia filtered around Giovinazzo shortly before the start of stage 4, logic dictated that Nacer Bouhanni ( was quickly installed as the favourite for the win, but the Frenchman was forced to endure a late scare before landing his first ever Grand Tour stage victory in Bari.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.